Class 12 board exams rescheduled in Tripura to avoid clash with assembly polls
The exams, which were scheduled to begin on March 5, will now commence on March 8. The class 10 exams will commence on March 6, as earlier scheduled, without any changes.india Updated: Jan 21, 2018 14:02 IST
The Tripura Board of Secondary Education has rescheduled the exams for class 12 to avoid a clash with the upcoming assembly elections.
The exams, which were scheduled to begin on March 5, will now commence on March 8. The class 10 exams will commence on March 6, as earlier scheduled, without any changes.
The state goes to polls on February 18 and the results would be declared on March 3. The entire elections process would be completed by March 5.
“As the election process would be over by March 5, the Board has rescheduled exams of class 12 to avoid an overlap. Few other papers would be conducted in different dates. Till now, there is no change in class 10 exam schedule,” said TBSE president Mihir Kanti Deb.
This year, around 55,000 candidates would appear for Class 10 examinations while nearly 27,000 students are eligible for higher secondary examinations, he said.
A group of students’ activists had demanded the Board to reschedule the exams two days ago due to the polls.
“Students would face vehicle problem on the day. So, to avoid this problem, we have demanded to reschedule the board exams. We are happy with the latest decision of the TBSE ,” said Vikki Prasad, a youth leader.